UNCHR’s intervention in release of Hurriyat leaders sought

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Islamabad

The Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) has sought the urgent intervention of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Michal Bachlet in securing early release of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists, languishing in Tihar Jail for the past several years.
The KIIR Chairman, Altaf Hussain Wani in a letter addressed to Ms Bachlet expressed serious concerns over the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders including Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and others. He said that the three Hurriyat leaders had since long been persecuted for expression of their conscientiously held political beliefs and for raising the voice against injustices and indiscrimination meted out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by the occupational authorities.—KMS